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Supreme Court strikes down Maryland in-state power plan (access required)

Saying federal rules take precedent, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a final blow to a Maryland plan to foster an in-state supply of power in the crowded mid-Atlantic electrical grid. The high court unanimously ruled Maryland’s effort encroached ...

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Justices seem divided over Obama immigration actions (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared divided between its liberal and conservative justices Monday over President Barack Obama’s immigration programs that could affect millions of people who are in the country illegally. The administration’s best hope for a favorable ruling ...

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Google book project can proceed as Supreme Court spurns appeal (access required)

Google Inc. can proceed with efforts to create a searchable library of the world’s books after the U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal from authors who said their copyrights were being violated. The justices, without explanation, left intact a ...

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Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides (access required)

President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. But Garland will ...

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Supreme Court nominee Garland smiles, stays quiet while in public view (access required)

WASHINGTON — “Cubs or White Sox?” As a circuit court judge, Merrick Garland is used to speaking at length on arcane legal topics. For now, baseball preference is about as complicated a question President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee — ...

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Supreme Court rejects calls to transform voting-map rules (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state and local governments can continue their longstanding method of drawing equal-sized election districts, rejecting calls for what might have been a transformational change reducing Hispanic voting clout. Unanimously upholding Texas voting lines Monday, ...

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